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60 SIX THEOSOPHIC POINTS
17. Thus this world receives only a r<
of God through the sun's power. The sui
God's light, for it shines not wholly in
essence, but shines in elemental essence.
God's fire as its root, but is filled with this
essence. For it is desirous as a magical <
and receives in its imagination and crav
power of the stars and elements; and fr
it shines also.
18. Though God's fire is its root, yet it
not to God's kingdom. And here we ujic
how the devil is the poorest creature ; for he
move a leaf except wrath be therein, and
moves it according to the property of wrat
the light and the power of this world is re]
to him ; he enters not with his will into the f
of the light, neither is he able to do so. H<
backward to the light of the sun in his fig
property, and therefore the sun's light pro
nothing. And all that grows in the sun's
that unites itself to the sun, that he is ene
his will enters not readily thereinto.